Alice Cooper, recognized for his distinctive black eyeliner, has been removed from a cosmetics company after expressing views against gender-affirming care for children. The rockstar labeled transgender surgeries as a ‘fad’ and criticized the confusion he believed it caused among kids. Vampyre Cosmetics, which specializes in goth-themed makeup, decided to terminate its collaboration with Cooper due to his recent statements. This decision came merely two weeks after they signed a partnership agreement with him.
The brand, known for marketing makeup products such as lipstick and palettes, had joined forces with Cooper to offer a collection featuring mascara in his style, makeup palettes resembling guitars and amps, and lipsticks shaped like microphones. Vampyre Cosmetics stated that they no longer would collaborate with Cooper due to his recent remarks and expressed support for the LGBTQ community.
In an interview with music website Stereogum, the 75-year-old musician, whose real name is Vincent Damon Furnier, shared his views on transgender issues. He expressed concern that some individuals claimed to be transgender due to a trend and expressed his disagreement with providing transgender care to children. He mentioned his discomfort with the idea of confusing young children about their identity and critiqued the current discourse on gender and identity.
Cooper also questioned aspects of the ‘woke’ movement and wondered who was responsible for setting rules and definitions. These comments led to Vampyre Cosmetics canceling their collaboration with Cooper and providing refunds to those who had pre-ordered products. The company emphasized its support for the LGBTQIA+ community and highlighted its commitment to providing unique cosmetics.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn